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Sep 19, 2010 12:00pm EDT
castle. >> run, lisa, run! >> and the decision by alaska senator lisa murkowski to fight back against the tea party candidate who won the primary. inside the republican party, the chatter of civil war. among democrats, the feeling that there's an opportunity here. >>> today, democrats look for an opening in the republican party divide. exclusive interviews with alaska senator lisa murkowski and tim kaine, chairman of the democratic national committee. >> they're chasing after moderate candidates and hence they're moderate voters. >>> also this morning, tea party kingmaker, senator jim demint. >> they're madder at the democrats than they are at the republicans right now. >>> i'm candy crowley and this is "state of the union". >> the election of christine o'donnell and the decision by lisa murkowski to keep fighting heats up the civil war among republicans and gives the democrats new life in delaware and maybe even alaska. but even with that, democrats are dealing with problems of their own. some of the biggest triumphs of the obama administration may be working against them back home.
Sep 18, 2010 10:00am EDT
. lisa murkowski is hoping to pull off what some are calling a real long shot. she is trying to win re-election by winning on a write-in. the incumbent senator announcing her renewed bid. her renewed, because she already lost to a tea party backed political newcomer. she would be only the second u.s. senator ever to win with a write-in campaign. last night in anchorage, she explained herself. >> i will be the first one to admit to you that in the primary campaign, we made some mistakes. we talked about ourselves. we talked about me a lot but we didn't educate alaskans about the extremist views that were held by mr. miller and when he swung, i didn't swing back. well, ladies and gentlemen, friends and supporters, the gloves are off. i'm fighting for alaska. >> you saw her campaign signs, they said, let's make history. she is talking about making history, because this hasn't been done a whole lot, in fact, only one other tom. strom thurmond won a u.s. senate seat by a write-in 56 years ago. our cnn political producer, shannon travis, is with me. you have been to alaska and you were cover
Sep 18, 2010 11:00am EDT
murkowski, said she will start a write-in campaign, still trying to hold on to the scene. we will have more on this and an analysis on her likelyhood to succeed. >>> the polls now closed in afghanistan. 2500 candidates competing for 249 parliamentary seats in the country's fourth national election since 2004. taliban militants called for a boycott of the election and in the first hours of voting, there were reports of scattered roadside bombing, rocket attacks, including one right outside nato headquarters in kabul. nobody there. we will have a live report from afghanistan as well. bp's broken oil well in the gulf of mexico about to be dead for good. today, bp officials bumped some cement into the bottom of the well. once it is set, the final pressure test will be conducted. if all is successful, the well will be officially declared dead. it ruptured five months ago causing the largest oil spill in u.s. history. >>> pope benedict xvi expressing deep sympathy for the conflict that has hit the catholic church. >> you are at the spot where a lot of people are coming together for his next publi
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Sep 20, 2010 2:00am EDT
in the gop primary, senator lisa murkowski mounts a write-in bid to keep her seat in washington. we'll get reaction from the republican nominee and tea party favorite, joe miller. >>> plus, sarah palin and 2012. with her string of success in the primaries, we will ask our sunday panel if she is now the the frontrunner for the gop presidential nomination. and with the primary season all but in the books we'll look at what wild week it was on the trail. all right now on "fox news sunday." >> chris: and hello again from fox news from n. washington. this is not the program we were planning to bring you. kristine o'donnell the surprise winner of the republican senate primary in delaware agreed to come here live in washington today to take our questions. however, late friday night her campaign canceled saying o'donnell was exhausted and had to return to delaware. saturday morning o'donnell called me and said this "i got triple booked. i had been invited to go to church and then a picnic. i have to keep my priorities to delaware voters ." so we begin today when someone who has been critical of o'
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Sep 17, 2010 10:00pm EDT
murkowski. three weeks ago was knocked out of the republican primary in alaska. moments from now we expect her to announce that she is now running for reelection as a write-in candidate. she was beat the primary by joe miller backed by governor palin and the tea party express. in minutes, joe miller is going on the record to respond to the latest political stunner that is rocking the nation. but first, former speaker of the house newt gingrich goes on the record. mr. speaker, nice to see you. >> great to be back with you. >> greta: these are wild times, am i wrong? >> unbelievable times. i've been active, i've studied politics since 1958. i became a volunteer in 1960 i don't remember any time where you had seven upsets in u.s. senate primaries. and the establishment candidate lost all seven. it is just amazing. you just watch around the country, who knows what november is going to be like. >> greta: i was thinking the last couple of days, democrats must be licking their chops. in the beginning they got hammered. hit at the town hall meetings. everyone was saying why are you so tone-deaf? t
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Sep 1, 2010 6:00pm EDT
murkowski thanked her supporters and conceded the republican primary to first-time candidate joe miller. >> we know we still have outstanding votes to count in the primary. but based on where we are right now, i don't see a primary that would turn out in my favor. >> in 2006, frank murkowski lost in the republican primary to then mayor of wasila sarah palin who also played a major role in lisa's defeat. after the former governor and vice presidential nominee backed miller, the tea party express jumped in, too. spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on campaign ads, painting lisa murkowski as too liberal. believing internal polls that showed her with a double digit lead, murkowski never did go negative. >> i'm so proud of the campaign we conducted. it was honorable, enger etic and what a campaign should be. >> but it got nasty after miller accused murkowski of vote tampering and criticized the national republican committee for sending a staffer to help murkowski. in bowing out last night, murkowski did not endorse miller or take questions from the media. miller, a yale law school grad
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Sep 18, 2010 7:00pm EDT
to the polls. in alaska, senator lisa murkowski deciding she still has a fighting chance to keep her job. the republican incumbent launching a write-in ballot candidacy as an independent. you may remember murkowski upset in the state's gop senate primary by sarah palin-backed challenger and tea party favorite, joe miller. more on this in just a moment. >> also new results from a closely watched straw poll potential 2012 gop presidential candidates. hours ago attendees of the values voters summit making their picks for the person they want to challenge democrats for the white house in two years. here are the results: indiana congressman mike pence taking the winning spot. runner-up former arkansas governor mike huckabee. mitt romney, newt gingrich and sarah palin rounding out the top five. the straw poll capping off a two-day event that draws a collection of conservative a-listers. huckabee, rich and palin are fox news -- newt gingrich and palin are fox news contributors. >> reporter: the social conservatives here say washington is ripe for a revolution. chairman of the liberty council as
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Sep 19, 2010 1:00am EDT
for the tea party this time in alaska where challenger joe miller defeated inu incumbt lisa murkowski co in the gop primary. with the latest details on this developing story here is casey stegall. >> murkowski taking a page from strom thurman's book. the only person in u.s. history to get elected to the u.s. senate as a write-in candidate and that was back in 1954. but murkowski is an incumbent seeking a second full term as senator. appointed to the seat in 2002 to succeed her father who went on to become the governor of alaska injuries she was reelected in 2004 but lost last month's primary to alaska attorney and fellow republican joe miller. it was a narrow defeat. which is one of the reasons for her decision to keep on plugging along in the race, this time only as a write-in. voters will have to physically write her name on a piece of paper come november in order for her to keep her seat. she says she has been hearing a lot from alaskans lately. >> lisa, please, please give us that choice because they told me we cannot accept the extremist views of joe miller and we cannot -- [ applau
Sep 22, 2010 5:30pm PDT
lisa murkowski was on her way to the same fate, she lost the gop primary to tea party candidate joe miller. but now she's decided to run as a wright-in candidate. something her own party does not seem too happy about. our own lee cowan has our report tonight from anchorage. >> reporter: the last frontier is perhaps the last place you'd think republicans would still be midterm squabbling. but senator lisa murkowski is getting boos from her gop colleagues for relaunching her senate bid after she already lost. >> i'm not splitting the ticket here, i'm going to leave the ticket. i believe as so many alaskans believe, that i will win this race. >> reporter: her opponent is joe miller. a fairbanks lawyer who came out of nowhere last month to beat the freshman senator. >> he painted her as a liberal, too liberal for alaska and scored some points and her response was pretty weak to inept. >> reporter: miller got a lot of money from the tea party express and the endorsement of sarah palin, who told voters in a new national ad this week, races like his are sweeping the nation. >> forcing both
Sep 5, 2010 9:00am EDT
think remains to be seen. >> alaska senator lisa murkowski throws in the taliban i do not see a scenario where the primary will turn out in my favor. >> talk about another win for sarah palin and tea party. >> a lasting peace would be achieved only if mutual and painful concessions from both sides. >> mideast peace talks, will president obama said state where others before them have failed? as we celebrate labor day weekend with hurricane earl, storm clouds are gathering for the return of congress to washington. ♪ >> president obama spoke to the nation from the oval office this week nearly 7.5 years after the united states invaded iraq. the american combat mission is ended he said and he kept his promise to the american people. >> this was my pleasure to the american people as a candidate for this office. last february, i announced a plan that would bring our combat brigade out of iraq while redoubling our efforts to strike in iraq's security forces and support the government and people. that is what we have done. >> went dan harris of abc news asked defense secretary gates about this,
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Sep 18, 2010 6:00am EDT
it is united states senator lisa murkowski. three weeks ago was knocked out of the republican primary in alaska. moments from now we expect her to announce that she is now running for reelection as a write-in candidate. she was beat the primary by joe miller backed by governor palin and the tea party express. in minutes, joe miller is going on the record to respond to the latest political stunner that is rocking the nation. but first, former speaker of the house newt gingrich goes on the record. mr. speaker, nice to see you. >> great to be back with you. >> greta: these are wild times, am i wrong? >> unbelievable times. i've been active, i've studied politics since 1958. i became a volunteer in 1960 i don't remember any time where you had seven upsets in u.s. senate primaries. and the establishment candidate lost all seven. it is just amazing. you just watch around the country, who knows what november is going to be like. >> greta: i was thinking the last couple of days, democrats must be licking their chops. in the beginning they got hammered. hit at the town hall meetings. everyone was saying
Sep 1, 2010 1:00am EDT
. now it's gop plus 10. claws unbeared in alaska. the murkowski-miller recount and the miller retract after he said this about murkowski. >> we now there have been some attempts to do some things outside of the sxwookz we're filing complaints where that happens, but we're keeping a close eye on the process. >>> a fundamentalist religion which condemns other faiths, demonizes gays, wants to build a prayer center two blocks from ground zero. oddly, the far right is not protesting because it is a far right church. >> we don't need another protest. what we need is a bold, visible response. that response is the 9/11 christian center at ground zero. >> worsts. get out your pitchforks and torches. they've literally arrested frankenstein. and the right reverend billy sol beck makes a factual booboo about the so-called scar on the washington monument. >> how did the scar get there? they stopped building it in the civil war. >> correct, simple mcbeckson. if the civil war started in 1858 and ended in 1879. all the news and commentary now on "countdown." >> did you know that it did? >>> good even
Sep 7, 2010 9:00pm EDT
wants. in alaska soon to be former senator lisa murkowski has decided not only is she not going to shake hands, she is not even going to quit playing. lisa murkowski lost in the republican primary to a tea party backed candidate named joe miller. lisa murkowski pointedly did not endorse mr. miller. now senator murkowski has told the associated press that despite losing that primary she is not a quitter and that she is, quote, still in this game. it appears senator murkowski is testing the idea of running against joe miller again. this time perhaps on the state's libertarian party line. supporters of senator murkowski reportedly met with officials from alaska's libertarian party over the weekend to ask about the possibility of her becoming the libertarian candidate. the libertarian chairman later telling the anchorage paper that senator murkowski might as well try to climb mount mckinley. get out the ice axes. the ap now reporting that alaska's current libertarian candidate sat down today with senator murkowski to talk things over. he sounds like he may be open to giving up his spot on th
FOX News
Sep 19, 2010 7:00pm EDT
for republicans in alaska. but incumbent republican senate lisa murkowski insisting her decision to battle for her job, does not harm the g.o.p. as we told you last night on the fox report, murkowski is staying in the senate race after she lost to a tea party favorite. joe miller, but today, even murkowski admitting, she has a distinct advantage or disadvantage, after all the names of her two challengers will be on the ballot come november. murkowski's will not and both democrat scott mcadams and miller have the reported muscle, the political parties have to offer. anyone wishes to vote for murkowski must be able to spell her name. in other words, they have to write murkowski on the ballot and some political watchers say that such a procedure potentially leaves the door open for legal challenges. only time will tell. julie kirtz has the latest from alaska to washington. >> the future alaskan senator isn't giving up the seat without a fight even though some are calling her a spoil sport. her decision to challenge the republican nominee joe miller as a write candidate will not undermine the party an
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Sep 1, 2010 9:00am EDT
of alaska. an june set i -- an upset in ths too close to call. lisa murkowski was a strong favorite only days away from the vote now conceding to joe miller. a virtual unknown until he got the back from sarah palin at the midnight hour. that helped him win the race by less than 1,700 votes. >> i'm so proud of the campaign that we conducted. it was honest, it was upright, it was energetic, it was what a campaign in alaska should be. bill: how does joe miller feel about it, we wonder? his first national interview since the victory late last night will happen here in america's newsroom. joe miller is here next hour. martha: how he sees his nomination and what it means for the future of tea party politics coming up. we have a brand-new study that indicates a majority of new yorkers believe a proposed islamic center should not go up near ground zero. 71% of voters say the muslim group should voluntarily move its project elsewhere out of respect for the families of 9/11 victims. the same percentage of new yorkers say the attorney general should investigate the developer's finances. mayor bloom
Sep 22, 2010 7:00am EDT
in alaska where incumbent senator lisa murkowski is being criticized by her own party for starting a write-in campaign. >>> safety risk? the only birth control patch available for women may be linked to blood clots. is ortho evra too dangerous to be sold? >>> and paris hilton denied entry into japan. we'll tell you why that country has sent her packing "today," we'll tell you why that country has sent her packing "today," wednesday, september 22, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith viera. things are heating up for both parties with the midterms fast approaching. >> michelle obama will use her popularity and influence in six state where is democratic candidates are in trouble. this as lisa murkowski is being accused of trying to split up the republican party in alaska by starting a write-in campaign for her senate seat. we're going to have more on all of this coming up in just a couple of minutes. >>> talking about controversy, that custody battle between mel gibson and his es
Sep 18, 2010 12:00pm EDT
politics. lisa murkowski is banking on a political long shot to keep her job in washington. that win would be by being a write-in candidate. she is hoping this might be a moment in which she hopes to seal some history. she announced her renewing of her bid for election last night in anchorage after suffering defeat in the gop primary to a tea-party backed political newcomer. if murkowski wins by write-in vote, she would be only the second u.s. senator ever to do so. >> i will be the first one to admit to you that in the primary campaign, we made some mistakes. we talked about ourselves. we talked about me a lot, but we didn't educate alaskans about the extremist views held by mr. miller and when he swung, i didn't swing back. well, ladies and gentlemen, friends and supporters, the gloves are off and i'm fighting for alaska. >> all right. history says otherwise. only carolina's strom thurmond won a senate seat by write-in and that was almost 60 years ago. let's look a little further into the producer he with me. it helps she's incumbent, she has name recognition. is she counting on that, pe
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Aug 31, 2010 10:00pm EDT
alert. just coming out of the state of alaska. senator lisa murkowski has just con sided the race for the nomination to -- conceded the race for the nomination to run on the republican ticket for senator for the state of alaska. she has called joe miller. she has said a minute ago that i don't see a scenario in which the primary will turn out in my favor. the absentee ballots, they began counting them today. stunning news out of the state of alaska senator lisa murkowski, incumbent conceding to joe miller who was a candidate sue poured heavily by governor sarah palin and many in the -- supported heavily by governor sarah palin and many in the state. >> did you hear this? >> the president: unfortunately, over the last decade we've not done what is necessary to shore up the foundations of our own prosperity. we spent a trillion dollars at war. financed by borrowing from overseas this in turn has shortchanged investments in our own people and contributed to record deficits. for too long we have put off tough decisions on everything from our manufacturing base to our energy policy to
Sep 20, 2010 7:00pm EDT
. a lot more to go. we have a big interview when we come back, too. lisa murkowski is the republican senator from alaska. she lost the primary but she is running as a write-in against joe miller. she says he's too radical. mr. miller makes his case. also tonight is the president facing exhaustive expectations from his own support eers? kathleen parker and eliot spitzer here to help us break down the president and you knew this was coming, pete dominick out on the street tonight. what does he want to talk about? hocus pocus. ege ege but never finished... to late bloomers... full-time moms... and everyone who is good at something but wants to be great. welcome to kaplan university. the university that's changing the face of education... to undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees... degrees that can give you a leg up... in a tough job market... in any job market... welcome. welcome to kaplan university. call kaplan university now or visit us on-line to take our free learning assessment. t adwiwiout food al t >>> it's been an interesting few days for joe miller in alaska
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Sep 18, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. alaska senator lisa murkowski has re-entered that state senate race, but the republican establishment isn't too happy. we'll tell you why they are hanging out with the tea party this time around. afghans head to the polls today but will a string of taliban attacks keep the electorate away? is this a referendum on how the war is going? hello. i'm uma pemmaraju. america's news headquarters live starts right now. a couple over hours, the g.o.p. will get an early indicator as to who a group of influential conservatives support for a 2012 white house run. results of a highly anticipated straw poll of 2,000 social conservatives attending a value voters summit will be announced this afternoon. caroline shively is at the summit at this hour in washington and she joins us now with the latest on what is going on. hi, what is the latest? >> they are wrapping up the morning session. that's david limbaugh, an author whipping up the crowd of social conservatives here this morning. you mentioned the straw poll. the polling closes an hour from now. we find out results this afternoon. it hasn't been a goo
Sep 5, 2010 6:00pm PDT
murkowski who has been a figure in alaska politics for years. how did she get knocked off? >> you have to give credit to sarah sinsemilla. shechem out for joe miller and a big way. she endorsed him and -- get for credit where credit is due. >> the candidate joe miller is not exactly a nobody. he is a decorated veteran perr . her endorsement kicked off half a million dollars of endorsement from the tea party. in a small state in terms of demographics, that made a big difference. >> is this significant or a family feud? >> i never heard john kerry's military credentials brought into question. so be it with joe miller. this was an impressive victory. the rakowski/palin thing goes back to 2006 which is the only time that sarah palin ever won a statewide election. she beat frank murkowski. she left the office and lease out murkowski took a shot at it. >> between miller and jerry, miller does not windsurf in a wet suit. alaska is too cold. [laughter] >> let's move along. president obama tries or others before him have failed with the mideast peace talks. >> i respect your people's desire for
Sep 19, 2010 7:00am EDT
, can a write-in candidate beat sarah palin's candidate in her hometown? >> i think that murkowski has a good shot. it will be difficult, but if you can do it anywhere, you can do it in alaska and as lisa murkowski. everybody knows her and her family up there and she does have wide support. even though those people -- i was up there in alaska, it was a gorgeous day. her supporters did not come out that day. a lot of them just didn't go to the polls, but i think they would come out in november for her. if there's anyone that can do it and in alaska, it's lisa murkowski. >> i think she's counting on democratic votes. she's going to do what crist was trying to do in florida. it may not be miller time in november. thank you for joining us. >>> coming up, christine o'donnell has much of the appeal of sarah palin and as was the case with palin, progressives should not under estimate there. you're watching "hardball," only on msnbc. i went to my stylist and she said hair was growing back... i was like, yes, this works... [ male announcer ] only rogaine is proven to regrow hair in 85% of guys.
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Sep 18, 2010 6:00pm EDT
she heads to the states. in new york tomorrow. >> grand ole party infighting. lisa murkowski saying she will fight on, despite losing last month's gop primary to tea party favorite joe miller. murder could you ski planning to run as -- murkowski planning to run as a write-in candidate. this is not sitting well with many. why go ahead with this despite her primary loss? >> reporter: juliette, good to see you. because the race was very close. her opponent and attorney out of alaska joe miller only won by 1600 votes. not a very big margin whatsoever. despite losing however, murkowski has a lot of name recognition in alaska. she served as state congresswoman for a few years. her father was a u.s. senator later went on to become the governor of alaska. she was appointed to his senate seat in '02. then reelected by the people in '04. murkowski says she has been hearing a lot from her constituents. people who are not pleased about the primary results that's one of the reasons for her decision as well. >> when those votes came in on the 24th of august, when they were counted, there was nobo
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Sep 20, 2010 9:00pm EDT
think republicans are now hurting? this is what has happened. lisa murkowski now wants to run as write-in, joe miller will join news a minute. charlie crist, another sore loser. mike castle won't endorse o'donnell, he's a sore loser. to what extent these republicans hurting republican chances? >> well, they are hurting. if i were christine o'donnell, i would say the establishment of the democratic and the republican party don'tlike me. i'm doing something right. the whole idea is that the tea party is cleansing the republican party even as it is helping empower it to victory. >> sean: and winning. >> that's right. i have a movie i just did with citizens united called battle for america. it is the closing argument for the election victory in the midterm elections. newt gingrich is in it, ann coulter is it, i'm all over it. and it will rile your liberal friends. >> sean: beckel is in the next room he's getting riled up now. i can see through the walls. >> coming up establishment gop senator goes only where one senator in the history of the united states has gone
Sep 22, 2010 9:00am EDT
, republican senator lisa murkowski is defending her choice to run as a write-in for senate after voters there rejected her for joe miller. >> i think that what we have is a basically, a move to embrace her from the liberal left more so than from the conservative right. >> lee cowan is joining us live. it's a name that's well-known in alaska. >> reporter: it is. she's defending this, continuing with this campaign even though she knows it is an uphill battle. nobody has done it since strom thurmond in the '50s. she still has a chance here. she's got a lot of money and she does, like you said, have that name. tough to spell, but a lot of people recognize, which is a start. as for her opponent, joe miller, he's not worried about this. he campaigned successfully getting backed by the tea party express as well as endorsed by sarah palin. he campaigned on things like trying to phase out essential security. face out medicare. even said that unemployment insurance was unconstitutional. those are the kinds of views that murkowski says are extreme. now, she wants a second chance to try to do it. >
Sep 26, 2010 9:00am EDT
murkowsky has decided to run a write-in campaign against mr. miller who won on the -- under the tea party banner. and now our candidate, mcadams, has a fighting chance to be the new senator from alaska. the same thing is true when you look around at florida. this was supposed to be a r runaway for rubio. as the votes start coming down, it's not as clear. the message is this -- when the tea party serves as the gatekeeper for the republican party, the most extreme candidates win. and then people have to ask themselves, is this what we really want in the united states senate, whether it's in nevada or in alaska or in delaware? we have a chance in those states, and more than a chance in nevada where harry reid is ahead and is going to win. >> two quick questions for you, senator. define a good election night for democrats this november. what does that mean to you? >> off-year elections are rarely kind to the incumbent president. if we maintain, and i believe we will, our majorities in the senate and in the house, working majorities that we can work with this president to solve the problems th
Sep 21, 2010 11:00pm EDT
senate, the year was 1954. the candidate was strom thurmond. now lisa murkowski is trying to duplicate his achievement. she is doing this from the state of alaska, where no state-in candidate has ever won. but the challenges of running a write-in campaign were not daunting enough, the republican party in washington is considering making things just that much harder for alaska's senior senator. tomorrow her fellow republicans in the senate are expected to vote on whether to punish senator murkowski by stripping her of her leadership position on the energy committee. jeff session already publicly lobbying it at today to have senator murkowski demoted and stripped of her senate power. so much for the whole collegiality of the senate thing. with the senate turning on her rather viciously, with the tea party groups ripping her to shreds saying the write-in campaign shows utter contempt for the people of alaska even as the same groups remote christine o'donnell after she lost in republican primary in 2006. with all the long odds she is facing and all the myriad craven enemies wh
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Sep 18, 2010 4:00pm EDT
senator rick santorum, paul ryan, jim diment and hi huckabee. >> julie: alaska's lisa murkowski is not going away. the senator lost to joe miller in the republican primary and now she says she's planning to run anyway. asking voters to write her into. fox's casey steegel joins us live with more. why go ahead with this despite her loss in the primary. >> reporter: julie, first of all, it was a very close race, in fact her opponent, joe miller, an attorney, out of alaska, won the race by only about 1600 votes total. can you believe that? despite losing murkowski, she has a lot of name recognition in the state of alaska and served as state congresswoman for a few years and her father a u.s. senator and later went onto become the governor of alaska and was appointed to his senate seat in '02 and reelected by the people in '04. she says she's hearing a lot from her constituents. who are not pleased with the primary results, and that is one reason that she decided to put her name on the ballot again. listen: >> when those votes came in, on the 24th of august, when they were counted, t
Aug 31, 2010 8:00pm EDT
camp accusing the nrsc and incumbent senator lisa murkowski's campaign of making phone calls to absentee voters. both groups have denied this. mr. miller, however, tell abc news that chairman john cornyn gave me his word he was pulling his team out, team of lawyers. prompting nrsc to clarify that the sole attorney sent to alaska was there to assist murkowski with the ballot count. and thomas van flooin requesting state troopers to be dispatched to regional election offices, accusing the murkowski camp of potential vote tampering and that the bailout of voters brought an illegal smartphone into the room. earlier mr. miller slightly modifying some of his originally claims. >> the only way that we'd ever challenge anything is if there was evidence there was some sort of vote tampering. right now we don't have that. we certainly have evidence of improper actions within certain areas, but those aren't, in all, i think casting any pal upon the ultimate results we're going to see in part today and also later on as the rest of the votes are tallied. >> tea party express, which has fu
Sep 1, 2010 9:00am EDT
murkowski has conceded the republican primary giving conservative joe miller the victory. kelly o'connell is nbc's capitol hill correspondent now with the latest. kelly, there's always talk of the palin effect. here's a case where sarah palin endorsed the underdog. of course, this is alaska. >> reporter: well, when i talked to people there, they say sarah palin retains a lot of homegrown support in alaska and many say she made a difference for joe miller. so here's the situation. this could be the biggest upset of the year. i think you can make a strong case for that. joe miller is an attorney, 43 years old, married with eight children, and he is very conservative. lisa murkowski, the daughter of a huge family of alaska politics. her father and she held the senate seat for the majority of alaska's statehood. think about that for a second, a huge dynasty. and she has been defeated. part of what makes this standout is senator murkowski was ahead in the polls. and joe miller pulled out a squeaker. late in the evening, east coast time, senator murkowski called him, conceded and spoke
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